Inspiration Wash

4/5 (5 reviews)
Just 10 miles outside Borrego Springs, Inspiration Wash earns its name in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This trail climbs through the Anza-Borrego Badlands to Inspiration Point, where panoramic views of the desert landscape and rock formations sprawl like a network of veins. Be sure to take your... Read More
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Highlights of Inspiration Wash

Desert Category Icon Desert
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
1101 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
South
Official Trail Name
Inspiration Wash Road
Nearest Town
Borrego Springs
Nearest Services
Borrego Springs
Management Agency
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
District
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Overview

Just 10 miles outside Borrego Springs, Inspiration Wash earns its name in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This trail climbs through the Anza-Borrego Badlands to Inspiration Point, where panoramic views of the desert landscape and rock formations sprawl like a network of veins. Be sure to take your camera on this one for great photo opportunities. You can complete the climb from north heading south and return the way you came via Inspiration Wash or continue southwest via Dump Wash. As the name suggests, the end of the trail drops you off right outside the Borrego Springs landfill, but you can quickly hop on S22 and be on your way to your next adventure.

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20 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
5 Community Reviews
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